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Guyana- Shining Bright -30 Poems – By Dmitri Allicock


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Donald Trump will NOT Attend White House Correspondents’ Dinner – commentary

Donald Trump will NOT Attend White House Correspondents’ Dinner

Opinion - commentary -analysisMartin Pengelly | The Guardian UK

Donald Trump on Saturday capped a week of tumultuous relations with the press by saying he will not attend this year’s White House correspondents’ dinner, which is scheduled for 29 April 2017.

“I will not be attending the White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner this year,” the president wrote on Twitter. “Please wish everyone well and have a great evening!”

The news came as relations between the Trump administration and the news media, which he has called “the enemy of the American people”, have sunk to new lows. On Friday, leading outlets including the New York Times, CNN and the Guardian were excluded from a briefing by press secretary Sean Spicer while friendlier conservative organisations were admitted.

Editors of excluded organisations expressed anger, although White House Correspondents Association (WHCA) president Jeff Mason, of Reuters, attempted to calm troubled waters.  Continue reading

Traditional Mas Characters in Trinidad Carnival

Traditional Mas Characters in Trinidad Carnival

Traditional Mas Characters – Negue Jadin

Stickfighters in partial Negue Jadin costume

(photo courtesy Bernard De Peaza, Caribbean Beat Magazine

This now extinct character, owes its origins to pre-emancipation days; a time when Carnival was celebrated exclusively by the plantocracy. While the slaves and free coloureds were confined to their own segregated celebrations, the plantocracy, on the other hand, was free to imitate the dress and customs of their slaves. The Negue Jadin (or field slave) was one such beloved Carnival costume.

Upon the abolition of slavery, former slaves were free to celebrate and adopted the Negue Jadin character in their celebrations, albeit ironically.     Continue reading

Donald Trump’s Biggest Lie: His Promise to Unify America – commentary

-Donald Trump’s Biggest Lie: His Promise to Unify America

Democrats can barely keep up with the anger of their own grassroots supporters

Opinion - commentary -analysisDavid Usborne – New York | Independent UK

Has there ever been a growlier president than Donald Trump? He is the new scary clown, lacing slander and bile with quips about the athleticism of his own brain. He laps up the love while brandishing a rhetorical buzz-saw at his enemies. That’s the media, mostly, but also America’s trading partners. Even its purported allies. He is still hitting out at Hillary, for heaven’s sake.    Continue reading

Contrived Chaos and States of Confusion – By Rosaliene Bacchus

Three Worlds One Vision

There has been a lot of analysis suggesting that the executive-level politics we’re seeing play out right now are about incompetence or irrationality. The psychology of the President himself has been called into question, with bizarre public performances and blatant falsities being propagated, mirroring that of others in the Administration.

Source: Contrived Chaos and States of Confusion

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Tourism is vital to the Caribbean economy – By David Jessop

The View from Europe: Tourism is vital to the Caribbean economy

Published on February 25, 2017   By David Jessop

David Jessop

David Jessop

“Tourism is a vital sector to the economies of member states.” So said Caribbean Community (CARICOM) heads of government in the communiqué that followed their recent inter-sessional meeting in Georgetown, Guyana.

Taken at face value the statement is unremarkable, even obvious; but the language chosen, its inclusion, and the recommendations made in relation to the challenges the industry faces, suggest that tourism’s significance to the region’s long term economic growth and stability has at last been formally recognised.       Continue reading

Book: The Legend – Post Emancipation Villages in Guyana – Eusi Kwayana

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Please find attached a writ-up on Eusi Kwayana’s latest book – The Legend: Post Emancipation Villages.

It is a conversation of how former enslaved Africans in Guyana collectively bought villages.

The price is $35 and the book can be obtained by contacting me, Rampersaud Tiwari, or Ingrid King. See the contact details at the end of the attached document.

We have a limited number of copies and have already received orders.






Lord Shiva Drinking Poison

The Night of Shiva





Lord Shiva Linga

worship with devotion for love

throw ignorance and negativity to the wind

let spring of joy and prosperity unfurl with regal pomp for peace and happiness.

Submitted by Leonard Dabydeen

Woman at center of Emmett Till case tells author she fabricated testimony

Trump Announces NEW JOBS During Meeting with Manufacturing CEOs – video

Trump Announces NEW JOBS During Meeting with Manufacturing CEOs – video

Published on Feb 23, 2017  –  WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is meeting at the White House with two dozen manufacturing CEOs. Trump told the executives that his policies will create millions of jobs, though he did not outline specific initiatives to drive that job growth. The president singled out Lockheed Martin CEO Marillyn Hewson, saying she was working on lowering the costs of F-35 fighter jets. Referencing his campaign rival Hillary Clinton, he asked Hewson if she thought the Democrat would have asked for savings on the contracts.
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